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2009-06-30 15:51:56

An analysis of the association between genetic variations of the inflammation biomarker C-reactive protein (CRP) with coronary heart disease failed to support a causal association, according to a study in the July 1 issue of JAMA.Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of death worldwide. Inflammation plays a key role in the development of CHD at every stage, from initiation to progression and rupture of plaque. CRP is currently the most widely used biomarker of inflammation,...

2009-06-29 15:12:00

New White Paper Reveals Power of Statins in Fighting Cardiovascular Disease WASHINGTON, June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The adverse health and financial impact of cardiovascular disease - the number one killer of men and women in America - can be significantly reduced through the well monitored use of statins according to a major white paper release today by the non-profit Senior Center for Health and Security (SCHS). The white paper, Saving America's Seniors With Statins: Solving a...

2009-06-29 10:40:00

Researchers from North Carolina State University and Mayo Clinic have developed a computer model that medical doctors can use to determine the best time to begin using statin therapy in diabetes patients to help prevent heart disease and stroke."The research is significant because patients with diabetes are at high risk for cardiovascular disease and statins are the single most commonly used treatment for patients at risk of heart disease and/or stroke," says Dr. Brian Denton, "and this model...

2009-05-06 14:43:59

Statins, which lower cholesterol, may have a protective effect in the prevention of liver cancer and may reduce gallbladder removal risk, U.S. researchers say. One study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, said that statin use is associated with a significant reduction in the risk of hepatocellular carcinoma, or liver cancer, among patients with diabetes. Our study provides the first indication of a cancer preventive effect for statins specific to hepatocellular carcinoma, lead...

2009-03-27 10:03:47

Thousands of lives could be saved every year if doctors expanded their criteria for which patients should be taking statins, drugs used to prevent heart attacks and strokes, according to a new study. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University said if statins were routinely prescribed to patients with low cholesterol and high levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a blood marker for inflammation, about 260,000 cardiovascular events over five years could be prevented. Under current standards, statins...

2009-03-24 08:00:00

hsCRP test used in JUPITER trial extended across portfolio ORLANDO, Fla., March 24 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a guidance document issued by the FDA(1), not all high sensitivity CRP (c-reactive protein) tests are cleared to identify and assess individuals at risk for future cardiovascular disease. Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics was the first company in the industry to introduce an hsCRP test cleared by the FDA with the cardiac-specific claim allowing its use as a predictor of risk for...

2009-03-19 18:49:20

More than 6 million heart patients might benefit from statins to prevent heart attacks and strokes, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Erin D. Michos of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine said about half of all cardiovascular events occur in patients who don't have high cholesterol and about 20 percent of these events occur in people who have no identifiable cardiovascular disease risk factor. The researchers built on the research at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston that found...

2009-03-19 10:12:12

Study expands on recent findings showing benefits for patients with low cholesterol Millions more patients could benefit from taking statins, drugs typically used to prevent heart attacks and strokes, than current prescribing guidelines suggest, Johns Hopkins doctors report in a new study. Doctors have long known that statins can help prevent subsequent heart attacks and strokes in patients who have already had one of these cardiovascular events. Additionally, statins have been shown to have...

2009-03-16 17:09:27

The stress of first love, first break up, gossip, exams and fights with parents can impact teens' health when they become adults, U.S. researchers said. Andrew J. Fuligni of the University of California, Los Angeles, and colleagues report that in a study of otherwise healthy, normal teens who self-reported various negative interpersonal interactions, researchers found that a greater frequency of such stress was associated with higher levels of an inflammatory marker called C-reactive...

2009-02-27 11:58:08

Mayo Clinic researchers have shown that patients who were taking statins before a stroke experienced better outcomes and recovery than patients who weren't on the drug "” even when their cholesterol levels were ideal. The finding is reported in the current issue of the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases. "We were trying to determine if the daily use of statins had more of an impact on stroke patients than simply lowering their "bad" (low-density lipid) cholesterol," explains...


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